Volume 8 (2022)
Issue 4
Positive Psychology Research, vol. 8, Issue 4 No. 32, Winter 2022
Issue 3
Positive Psychology Research, vol. 8, Issue 3 No. 31, Autumn 2022
Issue 2
Positive Psychology Research, vol. 8, Issue 2 No.30, Summer 2022
Issue 1
Positive Psychology Research, vol. 8, Issue 1, No. 29, Spring 2022
Volume 7 (2021)
Volume 6 (2020)
Volume 5 (2019)
Volume 4 (2018)
Volume 3 (2017)
Volume 2 (2016)
Volume 1 (2015)

Scientific Journal   

 Positive Psychology Research

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Positive Psychology Research is one of the humanities scientific journals of the University of Isfahan and has been published since 2014. This journal publishes basic research, applied and developmental articles in clinical, neurology, developmental, educational, personality, social, mental health, learning, motivation, emotion, industrial and organizational, conducted in positive psychology. In this regard, the editorial board members request the researchers to send their scientific research articles to this journal for review and publication.

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Developing a Model for the Effect of Positive Leadership on Proactive Work Behavior and Psychological Empowerment: The Mediating of Organizational Reliance

Abdulzahra Naami; Asma Mansouri

Volume 8, Issue 4 , January 2023, Pages 1-16


  The present study aimed to design and test a structural model for the effect of positive leadership on proactive work behavior and psychological empowerment via the mediation of organizational resilience. The sample consisted of 140 employees from a port company who were selected by random sampling method. ...  Read More

The Development of Self and Other Forgiveness from Adolescence to Emerging Adulthood

Faeze Shakeri; Samane Asadi; Fahimeh Dehghani

Volume 8, Issue 4 , January 2023, Pages 17-36


  The purpose of this study was to investigate the development of self, others, and situation forgiveness from adolescence to emerging adulthood. To this end, 395 individuals, aged 12 to 25 years in four age groups living in Isfahan, Iran, were selected by cluster (for the first three groups) and available ...  Read More

Investigating the Effects of Spiritually Multidimensional Psychotherapy on the Patients' Anxiety after Bypass Surgery

Fateme Nequee; Masood Janbozorgi

Volume 8, Issue 4 , January 2023, Pages 37-54


  This study aimed to investigate the effectiveness of multidimensional spiritual therapy for reducing patients' anxiety after cardiac bypass surgery. The study utilized a quasi-experimental with a pretest-posttest design and follow-up with a control group. The statistical population of this study included ...  Read More

The Mediating Role of Self-Compassion in the Relationship Between Perfectionism and Subjective Well-Being

Sussan Rahimzade; Atosa Mirzasadeghi

Volume 8, Issue 4 , January 2023, Pages 55-74


  With the introduction of positive psychology, the attention of psychology has shifted from focusing on disorders and psychological problems to the scientific study of positive personal experiences traits and the institutions that evolve these experiences. This study aimed to investigate the mediating ...  Read More

Comparing the Effectiveness of Body Appreciation Training and Self-Healing Training for Food Cravings and Weight Control Self-Efficacy among Overweight Women

Zahra Fathi; Zohreh Latifi

Volume 8, Issue 4 , January 2023, Pages 75-94


  Food cravings and weight control self-efficacy are psychological issues that can initially and steadily lead to the phenomenon of overweight. The aim of this study was to compare the effectiveness of body appreciation training and self-healing training for food cravings and weight control self-efficacy ...  Read More

The Relationship Between Dark and Light Dimensions of Personality with Life Satisfaction Mediated by Value Orientations

Batoul Alipour gourand; Masoumeh Azemoudeh; Khalil Esmaielpour; Seyed Davood Hosseini nasab

Volume 8, Issue 4 , January 2023, Pages 95-112


  Different studies have examined the relationship between dark and light personality dimensions and life satisfaction. Using the structural equation method, this correlational descriptive study aimed to determine the relationship between dark and light dimensions of personality with life satisfaction ...  Read More

Developing a Model of Academic Buoyancy based Meaning of Life Mediated by Happiness in Students

Hassan Shadkam; Abolghasem Yaghoobi; Firoozeh Zanganeh Motlagh; zabih pirani; Hossein Mohagheghi

Volume 7, Issue 4 , January 2022, , Pages 41-54


  Academic buoyancy is one of the positive constructs of psychology that researchers in education have considered. Therefore, this study aimed to design a model of academic buoyancy based on meaning mediated by happiness in female high school students in Hamadan. The research method was correlational and ...  Read More

Effect of Positive Training on Positive Psychological States (Character Strengths) of Female High School Students

Ali Farnam; Tahereh Madadizade

Volume 3, Issue 1 , October 2017, , Pages 61-76


  psychological states of female students in second and third grades of high school. The research method was quasi-experimental with pre-test, post-test and follow-up. The sample consisted of forty students selected randomly in two groups (twenty students in each group). To collect data, Positive Psychological ...  Read More

The Effect of Positive Thinking Training on Quality of Life, Depression, Stress and Anxiety in Delinquent Juveniles

Zahra Nikmanesh; Maryam Zandvakili

Volume 1, Issue 2 , September 2015, , Pages 64-53

  The aim of the present study was to investigate the effectiveness of positive thinking training on quality of life and reduction of depression, stress and anxiety in delinquent boys of Zahedan Juvenile Correction and Rehabilitation Center (ZJCRC). Method of this research was a quasi-experimental with ...  Read More

The Effect of Positive Thinking Training in Enhancement of Quality and Hope of life among the Elderly

Ali Farnam

Volume 2, Issue 1 , March 2016, , Pages 75-88


  The study aimed to investigate the effect of positive thinking training in enhancement of quality and hope of life among the elderly. The research design was quasi experimental with pretest- posttest, two month follow up with control group. The research sample was consisted of fifty elderly adults who ...  Read More

Effectiveness of Positive Group Intervention on Psychological Wellbeing, Resiliency and Happiness of Foster Care Adolescent Girls

Reihaneh Honarmand Zadeh; Ilnaz Sajjadian

Volume 2, Issue 2 , March 2017, , Pages 35-50


  This study was conducted to investigate the effectiveness of positive group intervention on psychological well-being, resiliency and happiness of foster care adolescent girls under the surveillance of Isfahan Welfare Organization. The study was a quasi-experimental research and conducted through the ...  Read More

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